An 18-year-old Conway resident is currently being charged with a ” felony drunken driving” for an accident that resulted in the death of 52-year old Columbia resident.

Accordingly, the police report states that the teen was driving while intoxicated, and subsequently collided with a van ” head-on.” The impact of the collision took the life of the passenger riding in the van. The teen was driving his SUV, when he crossed over the grass median of Highway 17. The van was stated to have been carrying 6 people. Both vehicles were overturned.

The passenger was reported to of not had his safety belt on. The teen has since been charged with two counts of felony driving under the influence, one for the death of the 52-year-old and the other for great bodily injury. The crash shut down the southbound traffic lanes for several hours.

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